UM students berate tuition increase and questionable fees; criticize closed-door consultation
“This ploy by both the UM administration and CHEd is a direct attack on the basic rights of the youth”, said Ronnie Clarion, regional spokesperson of KABATAAN Party-list who is also a student in the university.
Without due process, the administration imposed increases on Students Permanent Record and Evaluation forms fees, from P5.00 to P15.00 and P10.00 to P25.00 respectively, last January. The university along with CHED officials today sat together to agree upon the increase proposed by the admin for the school year 2010-2011.
“After illegally implementing questionable fees, the administration is committing another offense by imposing another tuition and other fees increase without due process”, said Clarion. “This only shows that the admin is profit-hungry.”
“Dahil sa sunod-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng kuryente at mga bilihin, nadagdagan pa ng mga increase sa tuition at mga fees sa paaralan, naranasan ko ang matinding kahirapan dahil hindi sapat ang kita ng aking mga magulang”, said Rocelle Sayago, a BSIT student.
The group slammed the closed-door consultation and urged for a genuine consultation with student participation.
“Gusto ko sana na maisakatuparan ang mga panawagan namin hindi lang dito a UM kundi pati sa buong bansa. Dapat pakinggan nila ang tinig ng mga estudyante”, stressed Sayago
The group averred that the government should prioritize education by closely monitoring and regulating all actions done by schools. The KABATAAN Party-list campaigns for a free education for the youth under its banner call E4ALL campaign.#
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